That Unpatchable USB Malware Now Has a Patch

    Date07 Oct 2014
    Posted ByAlex
    When security researchers Adam Caudill and Brandon Wilson publicly released attack code two weeks ago that takes advantage of an insidious vulnerability in USB devices, they argued that publishing their exploits would get the problems fixed faster. Now they Over the weekend, the two hackers released a software patch for USB thumb drives meant to demonstrate one method of addressing a fundamental vulnerability: the security issue known as BadUSB. Brought to light at the Black Hat security conference last August by researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell, BadUSB makes it possible to invisibly alter the firmware in controller chips that oversee the tiny devices
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